2013 Chrysler 300 hybrid edition has been confirmed by the CEO Marchionne, who also stated that inspite of Aspen hybrid not living up to the expectation the company has not decided to ditch their gasoline-electric vehicles yet.
300 Hybrid Confirmed for 2013
The hybrid edition of America’s best corporate sedan, 300 has been confirmed for 2013. CEO Sergio Marchionne stated that they have not yet given up the hopes for their gasoline-electric technology inspite of their Aspen hybrid not turning out to be very profitable.
The specifications of 2013 Chrysler 300 hybrid are not yet divulged but the speculations point towards either a 3.6liter Pentastar V6 power plant or a 5.7liter V8 HEMI. HEMI is the more likely inclusion as the Two-Mode Hybrid system, which was conceived jointly by GM, BMW, and Daimler, was originally manufactured for HEMI. Another reason for inclusion of V8 is that Chrysler’s V8 now comes with Fuel Saver technology, which was earlier also called as MDS, and this can further improve the gas economy of the vehicle. The engine will come mated to an eight speed automatic gearbox.
On the other hand, if a V6 is coupled with electric motors then it is likely to give even better fuel economy figures. So probably the car maker is juggling in between the two choices at the moment. Needless to say, the company would like to play it safer this time, considering the failure of Aspen hybrid and Durango hybrid.
The luxury hybrid sedans are flocking around in the auto market with every year passing by. Lexus has already rolled out its electric version of GS, GS 450h. Then we have Audi all set to release A6 hybrid and BMW gearing up for its 5 Series ActiveHybrid.
2013 Chrysler 300 hybrid will look forward to nullify all the hybrid duds released by the company earlier and would like to give a new direction to the company’s plans of greener vehicles